Board of Directors

Board of Directors:


Lauren Baltzell   Lauren is the mother of two and grandmother of three. Her youngest grandson, Gage, born in 2007 has Down syndrome. She enjoys volunteering and spending time with her grandchildren. Previously, Lauren has worked in the medical field in several capacities for over 20 years. She also has a background in corporate securities, fire science and criminal justice.

Charles Farrow, Ph.D. is currently on the Board of Directors and serving as the Leader of the Professional Advisory Board.  Charles is a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist.

Joshua Greenstein, M.D., is serving as a Vice President and Medical Advisor of DS Action.  Josh is in private practice and is a board-certified specialist in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He currently works with the Palomar Medical Group.

Erin Grettenberger is a special education teacher for San Diego City Schools.

Michael Hank is the Treasurer of DS Action.  Mike is a Professional Land Surveyor and a principal in the firm Southern California Survey. He is a private pilot and a Lead Representative for the FAA safety program.

Sharla Hank is President of DS Action.  She also has a focus on Fundraising and Communications.  Sharla is the mother of two children, a son and daughter.  Her oldest child, Adam, born in 2005, has Down syndrome and was also diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2008.  After over 3 years of treatment, Adam has regained his strength and continues to teach his family the importance of life.   Prior to her commitment to DS Action, Sharla was a Vice President with Union Bank of California, where she managed the ATM Department.   She has also worked with families as an American Sign Language Instructor.


Lawrence Zucker II, Esq. is lead counsel for the board and a Senior Associate at Haight Brown & Bonesteel, LLP. His practice focuses on premises liability, product liability, personal injury and construction defect litigation. He earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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